Rebecca Jean Emigh

Rebecca Jean Emigh is professor of sociology at UCLA. She specializes in comparative-historical, economic, and cultural sociology. She is the author of The Undevelopment of Capitalism: Sectors and Market in Fifteenth-Century Tuscany (Temple University Press, 2008) and Antecedents of Censuses From Medieval to Nation States: How Societies and States Count, Vol. 1 (Palgrave, 2016) and Changes in Censuses from Imperialist to Welfare States: How Societies and States Count, Vol. 2 (Palgrave, 2016) (both with Dylan Riley and Patricia Ahmed), as well as multiple articles and book chapters. She is on the editorial board of Social Science History, she was a member of the executive committee of the Social Science History Association, and she is the past chair of the Comparative/Historical Sociology Section of the ASA.

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